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4 Nutrients That Are Extra Important for Female Athletes

Men and women's bodies are different, but not that different. Most of the time, when a sports dietitian or nutritionist alters his or her recommendations for a female athlete, it's because of behavioral differences rather than biological differences. "What’s important to remember with...

What It REALLY Means to Build a Functional Fitness Community

In the modern era of exercise, health, and wellness, functional fitness is the new craze. Many of the old powerhouse “globo gyms” have seen a large drop off in memberships to smaller, community based fitness facilities. Whether their clients...

5 Moves to Help Prevent Tennis Elbow in Strength Athletes

There aren't many conditions with as misleading a name as "tennis elbow." Also (and more accurately) known as lateral epicondylitis, it's caused by the overuse of muscles and tendons in the elbow, leading to pain and inflammation. We're not saying the name doesn't...

The One-Ring Muscle-Up Challenge Is Going Viral

Why use two when you can use one? After watching Dmitry Klokov PR his one-armed snatch and Yury Tikhonovich manage a one-armed muscle-up this week, we knew we had to post this when we saw it: the one-ring muscle-up, pulled off by Kyle McDermid,...

Mona Pretorius on South African Weightlifting, CrossFit, and Sports Psychology

The psychology of an athlete plays a big role in their potential successes or lack thereof on the playing field. I remember from my own weightlifting career: If I hit a Personal Record (PR) lift in training, my coach...

The Best Squat Stretch Routine: Great Exercises to Prepare for Squats!

Building a strong, healthy squat takes time, often more than many lifters think. While some lifters are blessed with beautiful limb lengths and levers, many of us are left to work through old injuries, joint and connective tissue ,...

Generation Iron 2 Has Two New Trailers and a Release Date

This morning, bodybuilding's philosopher king Kai Greene posted to his Facebook the new trailer for the bodybuilding documentary Generation Iron 2. The film is the sequel to 2013's critically-acclaimed Generation Iron, which was itself a spiritual sequel to 1977's Pumping...

Sumo Deadlift vs Romanian Deadlift: Differences and Benefits

With numerous ways to deadlift based upon goals of strength, hypertrophy, and/or application to sport, lifters and coaches must best determine the most well-suited deadlift for optimal progress. In this article, we will discuss the differences between the sumo deadlift...

Should You Eat Fat After a Workout?

There seems to be a general aversion to fat consumption post-workout for strength athletes. Although post-workout fat avoidance is not as common as the recommendation to drink a protein shake immediately after training, it has definitely become more prevalent in...

The Best Strength & Fitness Deals from Around the Web: April 3rd

Whether you're a weightlifter, CrossFitter, powerlifter, or strongman/strongwoman, all strength athletes have one thing in common: An eye for good deals. This week, we've rounded up some of the biggest and best discounts on the web for some of our...

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Ranking the 2017 Britain’s Strongest Man Performances

New athletes shining, the return of old favorites, a few upsets, a few surprises, and Eddie Hall showing that he’s more than a static...

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